ROSWELL, Ga. — The High Meadows Camp was awarded the Edie Klein Award of Program Excellence by the American Camp Association for its archery program on Feb. 24. Nominations for the award come from peer professionals in the camping industry.
The archery program has been part of High Meadows since the first summer in 1973. Emphasizing safety and personal growth, campers are challenged to achieve mastery through a series of requirements. These requirements begin with safety rules and learning how to string a bow. From there, they progress to difficult accuracy, distance benchmarks and constructing a bow.
“We are proud to have introduced so many campers to the art of archery,” Camp Director John Dovic said. “Self-confidence, skill-building, positive mentoring relationships and, of course, fun are incorporated in all of our activities. We are especially pleased to have had our professional colleagues recognize these in our archery program.”